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“This is not Allahabad museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Allahabad Museum

Allahabad Museum
Ranked #8 of 47 things to do in Allahabad
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“This is not Allahabad museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

This is not Allahabad museum but the Arts Faculty of Allahabad University. Would request to make the necessary edits in the album.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Allahabad Museum is among the National level Museum in India. It was originally established under aegis of Allahabad Municipality, in 1931 with a small collection of birds and animals. The foundation of the present building was laid down in 1947 by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and the construction was completed in 1952. In 1986 it was taken over by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, which handed it over to the Allahabad Museum Society. Allahabad Museum, stores the true Indian heritage on its walls. The museum has excellent collection of sculptures and terracotta artifacts. It is one of the best kept museums in India. Indeed the collection is counted among the largest of its kind in the world. It has whopping 18 galleries, devoted to archeological findings like prehistoric Indus valley, antiquities, stone sculptures, magnificent terracotta collections, bronze seals, coins collection (Khushan & Gupta gold coins) miniature paintings, Buddhist Thangkas ( Banner paintings), textiles weapons, documents mainly in Sanskrit from the 16th century onwards. Jawahar Lal Nehru inaugurated this museum in 1947 and donated some of his priceless collections. It houses temple pillars & lintels of a period extending from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD. Different important dynasties of this era (both ancient & medieval) are represented here. Various antiquities of the museum represent almost all renowned schools of sculpture- to name a few Gandhara, Mathura Kaushana & Sarnath.

Visited August 2012
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“Attraction not promoted”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Allahabad Museum is a wonderful place to visit. Everyone visits Anand Bhawan obviously because of it is an iconic building. Each and every section is worth spending time. Most of the people even in Allahabad do not know what all it contains. Though clean and kept dust free, it has lot of scope for promotion. I believe local students can take up voluntary task of promoting by acting as Guides . i like many sections but the ones with painting and terracotta were specially nice. Its attractions must be documented and promoted and marketed properly to increase tourist flow and revenues.

Visited May 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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“The Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Interesting museum although a lot of exhibits were already in Nehru's home if you have visited there. There is a lot to look at. All a bit dinghy butpar for the course. We had our picture taken by the one armed photographer in the gardens. I tried to give him more money than the advertised price but he wouldn't take it.

Visited March 2013
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“Museum in very bad condition; must see pre historic and terra-cotta mural hall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

The museum is divided into multiple halls:
Life history of Jawahar Lal Nehru (through pictures and some personal items on display: Interesting pictures but artefacts very poorly displayed.
Hall with weapons and amours: Totally avoidable.
Pre historic tools and terra cotta utensils: Fascinating collection but once again poorly displayed.
Wood work hall: Resembled an antique furniture showroom in bad condition
Some more halls which are either poorly managed or have nothing to see.
I guess the main reason is the museum doesn't generate any revenue. Entry ticket is Rs 5 only, camera charges is Rs 25.
The authorities should seriously look at revamping the place because it does have some good stuff.
Go only if you like history and don't mind poor display and no guidance.

Visited March 2013
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